We are almost approaching the end of this year, and like all the years, 2017 was a memorable one for several cricketers who produced some brilliant performances over the course of this calendar year to win recognition for their country. However, let’s talk about an unusual statistics that most of the batsmen would prefer to avoid.
The bowlers almost dominate the top ten cricketers with the most number of ducks in the more extended format of the game with Zimbabwe leading the chart with three batsmen on the list and Sri Lanka cricketers occupying two places.
Zimbabwe’s Tendai Chatara leads the pack with three ducks from five innings, while Ireland’s Peter Chase is in the second spot with an equal number of ducks from nine innings. New Zealand’s top-order batsman Tom Latham also finds himself in the spot with three ducks from 13 matches which he will like to change in the coming calendar year.
Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal and Sadeera Samarawickrama occupy the fourth and sixth spot with three and two ducks respectively from 16 and three matches respectively as Scotland’s Alasdair Evan’s slots in the fifth spot with two ducks from six matches. Zimbabwe’s Richard Ngarava and West Indies Roston Chase occupy the seventh and eighth spot with two ducks each from six and eight matches respectively.
Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza and Afghanistan’s Shafiqullah is in the ninth and tenth spot respectively with two-ducks each.
Here is the list of batsmen with the most number of ducks in ODI Cricket in 2017:
|Tom Latham||New Zealand||13||13||3|
|Suranga Lakmal||Sri Lanka||16||14||3|
|Sadeera Samarawickrama||Sri Lanka||3||3||2|
|Roston Chase||West Indies||8||6||2|